Dustin Diamond Net Worth
Dustin Diamond Net Worth: Dustin Diamond is an American actor, musician, director, and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $300 thousand dollars. Dustin Diamond is most widely recognized for his role as Screech on the television show Saved by the Bell and its spin-off series. Since the various Saved by the Bell programs ended, he has been working primarily as a stand-up comedian and reality show star.
Early Life: Dustin Neil Diamond was born on January 7, 1977, in San Jose, California. His family is Jewish. His father taught digital electronics for a computer-processing firm and his mother was a computer operator for Pac Bell. He attended Zion Lutheran School. He began acting as a child and was 11-years-old when he was cast in the 1988-89 season of Saved By the Bell.
Career: Diamond played Samuel "Screech" Powers on the NBC hit show from its premiere as Good Morning, Miss Bliss in the 1988–89 television season through its final incarnation, Saved by the Bell: The New Class from 1994–2000. Saved by the Bell: The College Years showed most of the cast at not only the same college but also the same college dorm, where Screech continued his typical misadventures. The College Years was canceled after one season. Diamond returned to Bayside High as Principal Belding's assistant in The New Class episodes, remaining with the show until its cancellation.
Six years after the end of the show, Diamond made news for being featured in a sex tape, which he directed and released on his own, titled "Screeched – Saved by the Smell. However, Diamond gave an interview for "Where Are They Now?" on the OWN network that he was not actually in the sex tape; rather, a stunt double had his likeness added onto it.
After Saved By the Bell, Diamond began doing stand up comedy. He's also been on a number of reality shows, including The Weakest Link, Celebrity Boxing 2, Celebrity Fit Club, Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, and Celebrity Big Brother. While on Celebrity Fit Club he got into a confrontation with castmates Kimberley Locke (American Idol), Cledus T. Judd (country singer), Da Brat (rapper), the show's host Ant, and the show's personal trainer former USMC sergeant Harvey Walden IV. The incident culminated in an open confrontation during which Diamond challenged Ant to physical combat and then issued the challenge to Harvey Walden after Walden defended Ant.
A huge fan and supporter of professional wrestling, Diamond was previously involved with Memphis Championship Wrestling in March and April 2000. He has had many wrestling involvements since then as a referee, manager, and even a tag team partner which led to him becoming a contestant on the CMT show Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
Diamond has also appeared in a number of films including Made (2001), Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003), American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009), Tetherball: The Movie (2010), and Hamlet A.D.D. (2014).
Diamond published the inside story of Saved By the Bell's cast and crew called Behind the Bell, in 2009. The book paints a very unflattering picture of Diamond's castmates and their alleged sordid behavior backstage. A number of former crew and cast from Saved By the Bell have been very critical of the book, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar who said his own experiences with the show were positive and did not see where any of the book's negative claims actually occurred on set. Diamond also claims in the book to have had sex with 2,000 women, including Linda Mancuso, NBC's VP of children's programming, who is 18 years older than Diamond.
During his previously mentioned interview on a December 2013 episode of Where Are They Now, he said the book was ghostwritten by an author who interviewed him and put the book together based on the interview. He claimed that many parts of the book, such as allegations of teen sex and drug use, were fabricated from very minor statements he made during the interviews, such as his remark, "Yeah, there were a bunch of kids on set with hormones so…what do you think?"
Diamond is also a musician and started the alternative metal band Salty The Pocketknife. He played bass and wrote most of the music. Shortly after recording their first album, the band split up due to internal discord. Diamond has also appeared on truTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest… as a commentator.
He appeared as a host at the 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos.
Personal Life: Diamond currently resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He married longtime girlfriend Jennifer Misner in 2009. They have since separated.
He got engaged to Amanda Schutz sometime before their 2014 arrests. Amanda is a professional clown. Her clown name is Loli Pop the Clown. she provides entertainment for children's parties. In her role as the clown, Schutz appeared in an episode of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Legal Troubles: In December of 2014, Diamond was arrested after a barroom brawl incident in Port Washington, Wisconsin after he allegedly stabbed another patron with a switchblade in an altercation involving his fiancee. Both Diamond and his fiancee are facing disorderly conduct.
Over the years, the State of Wisconsin filed Tax Warrants against Diamond totaling $82,156, and in 2014 he was found to owe $40,000 to the Electrical Construction Industry Board of Wisconsin.
Real Estate: He had a number of failed real estate ventures following his time with the Saved by the Bell franchise. In 2001, Diamond filed for bankruptcy in California. On June 13, 2006, Diamond appeared on The Howard Stern Show asking listeners to visit his website and purchase a t-shirt. Diamond stated on the show that he hoped to sell 30,000 t-shirts that read "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house" in order to raise $250,000 and avoid foreclosure on his house. It turned out it was just a publicity scheme, though years later, in 2010, Wells Fargo moved to actually foreclose his home.
Diamond lives in the Spinnaker West subdivision. His house, built in 2003, is a two-story Cape Cod style home with 2,700 square feet, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms. It's on a .55 acre lot. The home's value is around $312,000.
|Net Worth:||$300 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 7, 1977 (43 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Musician, Film director|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Dustin Diamond Earnings
- Celebrity Fit Club$120/episode